Sunday, January 25, 2009

So, compared to the private sector….

by Skip January 25, 2009

UPDATE: It seems that I’m not the only one asking this situation: I think a threshold or tipping point exists in the ratio between the political power of those who pay taxes and those who consume taxes directly… I think California has passed that point. [h/t Instapundit] Tax consumers now control the state government and […]

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SCHIP – the “point of the spear” for those pushing for Universal Healthcare

by Skip January 25, 2009

I’ve blogged about socialized medicine (aka, "Universal Healthcare") a number of times here at the ‘Grok (here, here, and here for examples).  And you know that the lure of "free" healthcare will appeal to a lot of people now that we are in an economic downturn. The problem is, once done, it will be a […]

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Obama’s post-partisanship: “I won”

by Skip January 25, 2009

Here is Rule 13 of Alinksy’s Rules for Radicals: "Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it." Sure thing, President Unite-us-all.  I remember the last time this was tried – the Dems all but bit President Bush’s hand as he came into Washington touting his actual more even-handed ways from being Texas Governor […]

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Note to Obama: what a crock!

by Skip January 25, 2009

Many economists and financial future-seekers are saying that for right now, we are in the business ditch as companies are downsizing their workforces and their profit projections in the near term.  Those same soothsayers also are being cautious in saying that the uptick will not be at least until the end of the year year, […]

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Note to Republicans that want to de-emphasize social issues

by Skip January 25, 2009

No doubt that there is angst in the ranks and at the top as to how to rebuild the Republican Party given the losses we have taken lately.  "Do this, no do that, hey, stop doing something else" seems to be the words that ring out often and loudly as everyone seems to be trying […]

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“Trillion dollar debt for years to come…”

by Skip January 25, 2009

That’s what the man, President Obama said!  Problem is, that is only going to happen if investors continue to purchase our debt instruments – once they stop (hey, if the stream seems never ending, would you continue?), the jig is up.  Like everyone else (individuals, companies), at some point, some deleveraging will need to occur.  […]

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